Course Description

Learn FileMaker 16 Scripting, Calculations, Relationships and Reporting from the guy who actually wrote the book, Scriptology: FileMaker Pro Demystified. With over two decades of experience teaching FileMaker, John Mark Osborne will help you understand tough FileMaker concepts with ease. Intermediate and advanced FileMaker techniques will be taught throughout the three part tutorial series. In order to better understand every nut and bolt that goes into designing a solution, a single file will be created from scratch. The chosen solution is an Contact Manager or CRM solution for its familiarity to a wide audience and flexibility of applying techniques to other solutions. The completed FileMaker file at each stage is provided to assist with the learning process.

FileMaker Pro Expert

John Mark Osborne

John Mark Osborne has been working with FileMaker Pro for over 20 years. He earned his FileMaker Pro degree working on the frontlines of Claris technical support. John was the Technical Lead for FileMaker, serving as an escalation path for other technical support representatives and writing a large portion of TechInfo (now called Knowledgebase), their technical information reference. John also acted as a liaison between the technical support department and the FileMaker development team, reporting bugs, attending product meetings and acting as resource for the development team.John Mark is best known as the author of the popular FileMaker Pro web site Database Pros. The Database Pros web site has been on the internet for 20 years and gets over 35,000 hits a day by offering free FileMaker Pro tips, tricks and techniques.John Mark is also well known as the co-author of the wildly popular Scriptology book and CD ROM. John Mark launched a hands-on training class based on his Scriptology book and it has become so popular that it is now taught at MacWorld Exposition in San Francisco and New York. Most recently, John Mark was one of twelve trainers in the United States authorized to teach their new FileMaker Training Series of classes.John Mark has been a featured speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference for 15 years. At the 1999 Developer Conference, he was awarded the FileMaker Pro Excellence award for "creation of outstanding technical resources".John Mark is a former technical editors for Advisor magazine working on the tips and tricks section which is the most popular column in the magazine.John Mark has recorded beginner, intermediate and advanced tutorial videos for FileMaker 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 totaling thousands of hours.John Mark Osborne has been an FBA (FileMaker Business Alliance) working closely with FileMaker, Inc. and their most important customers for the past 15 years. John Mark Osborne has also passed the rigorous FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 certification tests and is proud to display the FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 certification logos.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here

  • 2

    Nuts & Bolts Approach

    • Brand New File

    • FileMaker Naming Conventions

    • Data Entry Fields

    • Housekeeping Fields

    • Themes

    • Import Data

    • Sample Import Data

    • Window Size

    • Basic Interface

    • Autosizing

    • Hide Toolbars

    • Recreating the Status Toolbar

    • List Layout

    • List Revisions

    • Sorting Column Headers

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 3

    Firm Foundation

    • Planning your Solution

    • Data Modeling

    • Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

    • Example ERDs

    • Contact Manager ERD

    • Requirements Document

    • Sample Requirements Document

    • Sample Requirements Document

    • Source Tables & Fields

    • Key Fields

    • Relationships

    • Relationship Graph Features

    • Portals

    • Relationship Options

    • Crow's Feet

    • Custom Value List

    • Separation Model

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 4

    Advanced Relational Design

    • Anchor Buoy Relational Design

    • Fixing the Portals

    • Enhancing the Relational Graph

    • Company Layouts

    • Connecting Companies & Contacts

    • New Company from Contacts

    • Adding Contacts to Companies

    • GTRR

    • New Portal Rows

    • Deleting Portal Rows

    • Related by Company

    • Sorting Portals

    • Filtered Contacts

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 5


    • Anatomy of a Calculation

    • The Ubiquitous Calculation Dialog

    • Unstored Calculations

    • Replace Field Contents

    • Placeholder Text

    • Filter Function

    • Combining Auto-Enter & Validation

    • Let & Self Functions

    • Custom Functions

    • Hiding Objects

    • Conditional Formatting

    • Maps

    • Driving Directions

    • Duplicate Calculation

    • Validation Types

    • Object States

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 6


    • Scripting Primer

    • Script Workspace Dialog

    • Form & List

    • Records

    • New Contact from Companies

    • Send Mail

    • Open URL

    • Dial Phone

    • Sort Menu

    • Upcoming Birthdays

    • Rolodex Find

    • Timestamped Notes

    • Plurality

    • Deleting Duplicates

    • Deleting the Oldest Duplicate

    • Flat to Relational

    • Parsing the Company

    • Finished FileMaker File

  • 7

    Working with John Mark Osborne


5 star rating

Great Course

Jeffrey Smith

John does a wonderful job of instructing and illustrating on how to create in FileMaker.

John does a wonderful job of instructing and illustrating on how to create in FileMaker.

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